Jabiru Muhammed, a prominent bandit, claims that a traditional chief, Mai Unguwa Zailani, and two other people are his accomplices in committing banditry attacks in Zamfara State’s Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA).
Muhammed claims to be under the leadership of a prominent bandit known only as “Chairman,” who is supposed to be hidden in the Zamfara forest.
The suspect admitted to participating in an attack on Saburu village in the Tsafe Local Government Area, where they kidnapped four children and were given a ransom of N2 million, according to a statement from the Katsina State Police Command.
He also detailed how they smashed into shops in the same council area’s Ungwar Dodo village, carrying away food and other supplies.
The state police public relations officer, S. P. Gambo said, “The Katsina Police Command has succeeded in arresting one Jabiru Muhammed alias ‘Dan Oga’, ‘male’, aged 30 of Sabaru village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara state, a notorious armed bandit.
“In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to be under the control of one Chairman, a notorious bandit hibernating in Zamfara forest. He further confessed to have participated in the attack of Saburu village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State where four children were kidnapped and the sum of two million Naira (N2,000,000) was paid as ransom and also in the attacks on Unguwar Dodo village, of Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State where shops were broken and food items and other items were stolen.
He mentioned the Ward Head, one Mai Unguwa Zailani, Abdulkadir Kado and Bala Sani among his accomplices. Investigation is ongoing.”